Should You Avoid Food Colors & Dyes

Despite the growing trend of healthier and safer food products being introduced into the marketplace, you might be surprised to learn that the consumption of artificial food colors, has been increasing over the years, especially among packaged products marketed to children. Food colors and dyes have been around since the mid-1800’s and were originally created…

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Is Corn Safe To Eat For Those With Gluten Sensitivity?

Like gluten, corn – and its many derivatives are in everything. No joke – EVERYTHING. From packaged foods to dairy products and chewing gum. It’s even in so many of your favorite household, health and beauty products — nooo, not my toothpaste, aspirin, perfume, shampoo and makeup?! Ever get a hint of popcorn when you…

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Could your health issues actually be due to nutrient deficiencies?

Many nutrition professionals generally advise that a healthful, balanced diet can provide most people with the nutrients essential for good health. Fruit and vegetables naturally contain a number of beneficial nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and other biologically active components – or phytochemicals. In fact, it has been documented that consumption of at…

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Is It Better To Sleep In & Skip The Gym For Another Day?

When it comes to managing your health and your weight, it’s no secret that exercise and sleep are huge factors. You know that exercise will help you burn off some extra calories and boost your metabolism. But you also know that sleep is essential for your overall health and well-being. Better to skimp on sleep…

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Are You Being Misled By Food Labels?

If you’re trying to eat healthier, you already know you should be including lots of fruit, vegetables, lean protein, and whole grains. But when you step into a grocery store, things get a bit more complicated. The majority of store shelves are crammed with a tempting assortment of pre-packaged and convenience foods. So, how do…

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Surprising Facts About Exercise & Your Energy Levels

When you’re completely exhausted, the last thing you want to do is lace up your shoes for a workout. But if you’re tired of being tired all the time, you may want to rethink the idea of regularly exercising. Exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have for increasing our energy levels and…

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Magnesium 101: What You Really Need to Know

Magnesium is one of those nutrients we don’t hear about too much, despite the fact that it’s one of the most abundant minerals in our bodies. Moreover, it’s the fourth most abundant mineral that we have! So what role does magnesium play? Do we really need to be consuming magnesium or taking supplements? Let’s find…

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What Do The Numbers On The Bathroom Scale Really Mean?

We all know the frustration of working hard to maintain a healthy body weight, only to step on the bathroom scale and see the numbers going in the wrong direction – or not quickly enough in the right direction!  Here are 6 truths about those annoyingly normal daily weight fluctuations: 1| Scale weight is not…

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Fitness Fuel: What to Eat Before, During & After Your Workout

You’ve just finished your workout and you know you need to eat something. But what? Workout nutrition may seem rather complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.  Here’s the latest on how to fuel your body before, during and after your workout so you can improve your performance, maximize recovery – and feel better! Fuel…

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Chocolate Brownie Bites

Ingredients 1/2 cup almond butter 2 tablespoons maple syrup or 1 Tbsp liquid stevia 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract 1/2 cup almond flour 2 tablespoons cacao powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut Instructions In a medium sized bowl, stir together the nut butter, maple syrup /stevia and  vanilla/almond extract. Once the wet ingredients are combined, add the almond…

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